Roman Architecture

VU Course ID: H252
Curriculum: 24 videos
Textbooks: None
Prerequisites: None
Developer: Diana E. E. Kleiner
Provider: Yale University
Recordable: Yes

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Course Description

This course from Yale University is an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire, with an emphasis on urban planning and individual monuments and their decoration, including mural painting. Architectural developments in Rome, Pompeii and Central Italy are highlighted, and the course also provides a survey of sites and structures in what are now North Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya and North Africa. The lectures are illustrated with over 1,500 images, many from Professor Kleiner’s personal collection.

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Video 1
Introduction to Roman Architecture
Video 2
It Takes a City: The Founding of Rome and the Beginnings of Urbanism in Italy
Video 3
Technology and Revolution in Roman Architecture
Video 4
Civic Life Interrupted: Nightmare and Destiny on August 24, A.D. 79
Video 5
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Houses and Villas at Pompeii
Video 6
Habitats at Herculaneum and Early Roman Interior Decoration
Video 7
Gilding the Lily: Painting Palaces and Villas in the First Century A.D.
Video 8
Exploring Special Subjects on Pompeian Walls
Video 9
From Brick to Marble: Augustus Assembles Rome
Video 10
Accessing Afterlife: Tombs of Roman Aristocrats, Freedmen, and Slaves
Video 11
Notorious Nero and His Amazing Architectural Legacy
Video 12
The Creation of an Icon: The Colosseum and Contemporary Architecture in Rome
Video 13
The Prince and the Palace: Human Made Divine on the Palatine Hill
Video 14
Paper Topics: Discovering the Roman Provinces and Designing a Roman City
Video 15
The Mother of All Forums: Civic Architecture in Rome under Trajan
Video 16
Rome and a Villa: Hadrian’s Pantheon and Tivoli Retreat
Video 17
The Roman Way of Life and Death at Ostia, the Port of Rome
Video 18
Bigger Is Better: The Baths of Caracalla and Other Second- and Third-Century Buildings in Rome
Video 19
Hometown Boy: Honoring an Emperor’s Roots in Roman North Africa
Video 20
Baroque Extravaganzas: Rock Tombs, Fountains, and Sanctuaries in Jordan, Lebanon, and Libya
Video 21
Roman Wine in Greek Bottles: The Rebirth of Athens
Video 22
Making Mini Romes on the Western Frontier
Video 23
Rome Redux: The Tetrarchic Renaissance
Video 24
Rome of Constantine and a New Rome ~ Leave yourself notes in the cloud!

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